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The Hsu sisters are waiting for a family!

Matilda, Mable, Maude, and Miriam are the sweetest sisters, waiting for their adoptive family in our Taiwan program! These girly sisters love role-playing games and Barbies! 

Due to the challenges of adopting large sibling groups, only childless families or families with children ages ten and over will be considered to adopt these sisters. 

Eight-year-old Matilda

Matilda is a lively 8-year-old when in a familiar environment. She enjoys outdoor activities, playing with Legos and Transformers, and she draws pretty well. Matilda is not picky and has a healthy appetite. 

Seven-year-old Mable 

Seven-year-old Mable has an introverted personality, especially in unfamiliar environments. It takes her some time to observe and get familiar with her surroundings. She is emotionally sensitive and has difficulty regulating her emotions. Thankfully, with intervention and counseling, she has become more emotionally stable, and the frequency of losing her temper has decreased. Mable loves princesses! She wants to be a teacher when she engages in role-playing. 

Six-year-old Maude

Maude is a precious 6-year-old with a strong personality. When she is upset, she soothes quickly. Maude has a competitive streak that will help her as she gets older. Her favorite toys are constructive, such as puzzles and Legos. 

Four-year-old Miriam 

Miriam is an outgoing and curious four-year-old with exceptional social skills. She gets familiar with new people and environments quickly. Her sense of balance and motor skills are impressive, with dexterous limb praxis. Miriam’s abilities for learning, absorbing, and imitating are strong. She enjoys watching a Lovely Tiger (Chiao-Hu) cartoon or dancing to rhythm music. In addition, she loves riding a toddler scooter and pushbike. 

It is important to keep siblings together! 

We aim to keep these sisters together and seek an exceptional adoptive family to love these girls! All four girls are, for the most part, physically healthy. However, it will take a special and patient family to support them as they work through their history of trauma and related challenges.

We cannot show full pictures of the Hsu sisters due to privacy restrictions in Taiwan. However, our Taiwan team has photographs, videos, and information to share with interested families who meet pre-screening qualifications.  

To learn more about the Hsu sisters, please get in touch with our Taiwan team.

CCAI’s Taiwan program began in 2016 when our Taiwanese orphanage partner Cathwel invited CCAI to join efforts in finding loving families for Taiwan’s most vulnerable children. CCAI is known for having an extensive network of prepared adoptive families open to children’s medical and emotional needs, so it was a great fit! CCAI and Cathwel mutually support families through an ethical, transparent, and child-centered process. 

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Emily Straut

The Park Administrative Assistant

Emily was adopted through CCAI in 2002!  Having always admired the ways that the organization continued to support families even after adoption, she began working at The Park last year because she wanted to be more involved in the adoption community and according to her, “It’s been a blast so far!”

Emily is majoring in environmental science at MSU Denver and hopes to help mitigate the causes and effects of climate change. In her free time, she like to practice guitar, play video games, watch movies, and spend time with her friends and family. 

Bucket List: Visit every province in China!

Contact Information

emily@theparkcommunity.org

(303) 221-6688 ext. 170

Ivy Buchanan

The Park Adoptee Program Coordinator

Ivy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Production Design for Film and Theater with a minor in Studio Art. She had the opportunity to study abroad in London, England and Florence, Italy. After graduating, while visiting an orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal she had a moment of realization and knew she wanted to work in the adoption community. After some prior experience in post-adoption and nonprofit management, she came to The Park and is really enjoying focusing on and being involved with offering lifelong support for adoptees and the adoption community.

Ivy was adopted from Kazakhstan at 18-months old and is proud of her adoptee identity and her adoptive family. She is passionate about sharing the stories of the amazing people in the adoption community and helping adoptees celebrate their identities. Her lifelong best friend was adopted from China through CCAI. 

In her free time, she enjoys making art (she is working on a series of sculptural paintings of poached animal species), trying new food, catching up with friends, reading, and being with family. She loves to travel whenever possible.

Joined CCAI: 2023

Top Bucket List Items:

  • A trail ride through “Middle Earth” in New Zealand
  • Volunteering for a few weeks at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
  • Sleeping in a hammock on a beach

Contact Information

ivy@theparkcommunity.org

(303) 221-6688 ext. 205

Colorado Expenses

ExpenseAmountPmt MethodPay ToDue
Application Fee$250Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAIApplication submission
Child Abuse Record Search$35/FamilyCheckCO Dept of Human ServiceApplication submission
IAAME Monitoring & Oversight Fee$500Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAI (Sent to IAAME)After App Approval
First Program Fee (Includes Home Study)$5,700Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAIAfter App Approval
CBI/FBI Fingerprint Search$39.50 per personMoney OrderColorado Bureau of InvestigationAfter App Approval
USCIS Filing & Fingerprinting$775 plus $85/adultCheck/Money OrderUS Dept. of Homeland SecurityUpon I-800A submission
Dossier PreparationApprox. $450-$900Check/Money OrderSecretary of State(s), Chinese Consulate(s)As preparing Dossier
Second Program Fee$5,050Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAIDossier Submission
CCCWA Fee$1,270Check/ACH WithdrawalCCCWA via CCAIDossier Submission
Third Program Fee$5,500Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAIPrior to receiving child match acceptance letter
CCCWA Post Adoption Translation Fee$300Check/ACH WithdrawalCCCWA via CCAIPrior to receiving child match acceptance letter
Court Validation Deposit$200CheckCCAIPrior to receiving child match acceptance letter
Post Adoption Deposit (Refundable)$450Check/ACH WithdrawalCCAIPrior to receiving child match acceptance letter
Visa to enter China$140 (plus courier fee)Check/Credit CardChinese Consulate via a courier/travel agencyApproximately one month before travel to China
US Domestic & International Airfare$1,000 – $2,000 per traveler (adopted child over 2 requires full ticket)Credit CardA travel agency/airline of your choice

Approximately 7-10 days prior to China departure

In China Travel & AccommodationsApprox. $4,000-$4,400 for two adultsACH WithdrawalCCAI (wired to China)Approximately 7-10 days prior to China departure
Adoption Registration and Notarization$800 – $1,000CashLocal government in ChinaIn China
Orphanage Donation(Voluntary)Cash or WireOrphanageIn China
Child’s Passport$100-$150CashLocal passport agencyIn China
Food$700 – $800 per coupleCash/Credit CardHotel(s), restaurant(s)In China
Child Physical & Photo$130-$150CashClinicIn Guangzhou, China
Child U.S. Entry Visa$325Cash or CheckU.S. ConsulateIn China
Court Validation Fee$167CheckCounty CourtAfter U.S. Return
Child’s Colorado Birth Certificate$37.75CheckColorado Vital Statistics OfficeAfter U.S. Return
Lutheran Family Services$250CheckLutheran Family Services via CCAIWhen Home Study is approved by CCAI